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  The U.S. and its regional allies armed and trained “moderate” Sunni rebels to oust President Bashar al-Assad of Syria in order to weaken the...

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In a video interview with CNN's Jonathan Mann, Chaldean-American leader Mark Arabo has described the current situation for none Muslim civilians in the Islamic...

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New bomb threats from Al-Qaeda have resulted in the White House ordering heightened airport security for all  direct flights into the U.S. from foreign...
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This article was written by guest contributor Jason Ditz. Reflecting its virtually uncontested control over a broad swath of land in Iraq and Syria, the...
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  Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) told Meet the Press’ David Gregory Sunday morning that he didn’t see the U.S.’s interest in engaging in military operations against the Islamic State of...

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This article was written by guest contributor Jason Ditz. Israeli officials were quick to blame Syria’s military for an attack in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, when an...

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A new report from the Crisis Group on the ISIS crisis in Iraq claims any military intervention from outside of the country would not...

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The largest oil refinery in Iraq, located in the city of Baiji, an estimated 155 miles north of Baghdad, is under “75% control” by...
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Special note: the above Fox News video, from 2013, references the existence of a US-led training program in Jordan aimed at strengthening the Syrian...

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The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the terrorist group disavowed by al-Qaeda and is responsible for the recent state of turmoil in...
Iraqi Army

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This article was written by guest contributor Jason Ditz. Reports coming out of security sources in Iran say that two battalions of Quds Force troops from...

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In 2003, a US-led invasion all but obliterated Iraq's air force. After living under US occupation for 8 years, leading to the rise of...

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  According to John McCain, powerful weapons getting into the wrong hands is worth the risk to oust Syria’s President Bashar al Assad. With blood on...

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This article was written by guest contributor Jason Ditz. Major fighting erupted in the oil-rich city of Bukamal, in Syria’s Deir Ezzor Province, as al-Qaeda...
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Turkish officials attempt to shut down YouTube in Turkey after a high level conversation among Turkish leaders is leaked. The conversation includes a discussion...
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  Turkish military shoots down a Syrian fighter jet. What media isn't telling you though is where this has happened and why it indicates that...
Syria

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This article was submitted by guest contributor Jason Ditz. A new Syrian Foreign Ministry statement has confirmed a deal on the besieged Old City of...
Syria

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This article was submitted by guest contributor Jason Ditz. Faced with intense pressure from Western nations, the Syrian National Coalition (SNC), the nation’s self-proclaimed “government-in-exile,”...
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This article was submitted by guest contributor Jason Ditz.   UN human rights chief Navi Pillay has warned that recent mass executions by al-Qaeda in Iraq...

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Pulitzer Prize-winning Seymour Hersh says the Obama Administration cherry-picked intelligence to justify a war with Syria. Hersh is a Pulitzer, Polk, George Orwell and National...

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